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Posted: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:51AM

WWL's Exclusive interview with Drew Brees



Saints quarterback Drew Brees dropped by the radio huddle to talk to Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia about offseason preparations, getting ready for the season, and what it's going to take to get back to post-season action for the Black and Gold.

Drew said the intensity level of the offseason workouts is going "great."

"It’s really the first normal offseason we’ve had in a long time, really since 2009," Drew told us.  "When you think about it, 2010 was coming off the Super Bowl, 2011 was the lockout year and then 2012, obviously with everything going on last offseason, it was definitely not the norm. Just to get back in mid-April, get going again, get back in the locker room, being around the guys, and Sean Payton is back...we’ve really had some great workouts, not just the stuff in the weight room, but on the field with our route sessions and some of our football school. It’s really been great and you can tell that guys are just chomping at the bit to get back and get rolling."

Click HERE to listen to our full interview with Drew...

Bobby and Deke asked about the mindset of the offense in getting the Black and Gold back to the playoffs.  Drew said it's simple:  Score a lot of points.

"I can tell you where our mindset is - our mindset is to score every time we touch the ball and score 40+.  That’s where our head is at.  It’s great if our defense is holding someone to 10, 13 or 17 points but our mindset doesn’t change.  We are not just trying to score 21, we are trying to score 40+ every time."
 
And, Drew agreed with Bobby that getting off to a fast start is key to winning.  

"There are a lot of elements to a game, as you know, that play a factor in the outcome. I definitely think that the faster you start, there is this confidence level. It reaffirms everything that you studied throughout the week and in practice. Your first 15 plays, if you come out and are able to be successful, there is that momentum that kind of shifts to your side and that confidence level of ‘we’re prepared for these guys and we’ve got them pegged.’ I think, definitely, when you start fast it kind of carries throughout the game. We pride ourselves on being not only a fast-starting team, but a great finishing team.

#9 also talked about a charity even this weekend that offered a raffle for four lucky people to participate in an event this Saturday morning with the TV program "The Amazing Race."  

"This is our fourth annual Amazing Race charity weekend," Brees said.  Michael Dunn, the winner of the raffle, will be one of 30 four-member teams competing for the grand prize.  "You have to kind of solve riddles and clues...it's kind of a cross between Goonies and the Da Vinci Code," he told us.  

The grand-prize drawing for Drew's raffle was Wednesday morning, but WWL Radio is giving away more tickets to the after-party to hang out with Drew and Matthew.  Listen to win each hour Wednesday between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for a chance to win from me and Bobby on Sports Talk. Also, listen all day Thursday for a chance to win tickets every hour from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

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